United and City in cup ticket row

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

MANCH­ESTER UNITED have com­plained to the FA about the num­ber of tick­ets they have been given for next month’s mas­sive FA Cup tie at neigh­bours Man City.

Un­der FA rules, United are en­ti­tled to an al­lo­ca­tion equiv­a­lent to 15 per cent of the ground ca­pac­ity at the Eti­had Sta­dium, which would be just over 7,000 tick­ets.

In­stead, City have of­fered 5,500 – ex­actly the same as United were granted for the first leg of the Car­ling Cup semi-fi­nal two years ago.

How­ever, whilst that deal was agreed rel­a­tively quickly, the Red Devils are dig­ging their heels in on this oc­ca­sion and are de­mand­ing their full en­ti­tle­ment.

City are re­fus­ing on the grounds that it would con­sti­tute a safety risk, so the FA have been asked to in­ter­vene.

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